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In Follow the Crumbs, two former policy students - Ria Chakrabarty and Faye Miller- talk about the history of food and the food of history. Join us as we unpack the complex relationships between food, history and everything in between.

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In Follow the Crumbs, two former policy students - Ria Chakrabarty and Faye Miller- talk about the history of food and the food of history. Join us as we unpack the complex relationships between food, history and everything in between.

    Wheat Streets 3: Milling About

    Wheat Streets 3: Milling About

    This week, we’ve got another addition to our bread  series and things are getting personal. We talk about why everyone hated the millers, how peasants avoided eating bread, and how pubs became central to medieval English villages. Finally, we discuss Chaucer.

    • 24 min
    Wheat Streets 2: Roman around

    Wheat Streets 2: Roman around

    This week, we continue our bread series, and this time, we go from Egypt to Rome. And with our entrance to Rome, we explore burdensome Roman economics, analyze Jesus’s bread and loaves, and revisit our old discussions of grain and revolution. We conclude our discussion just as Rome did – with the fall of the … Continue reading Wheat Streets 2: Roman around

    • 22 min
    Wheat Streets: The Bread Books, pt. 1

    Wheat Streets: The Bread Books, pt. 1

    We’re starting a new staple series, and this time, we’re turning to Oprah’s favorite carb, bread. In this episode, we start at the very beginning and explore how a hard seed that broke people’s teeth became the central food for some of the oldest civilizations in the world. We discuss the how women probably invented … Continue reading Wheat Streets: The Bread Books, pt. 1

    • 32 min
    Veni, Vidi, Edi: A Brief History of the Caesar Salad

    Veni, Vidi, Edi: A Brief History of the Caesar Salad

    This week, we’re taking a respite from 19th century political turmoil in Europe and taking our podcast westward – to America! We discuss prohibition, how an Italian immigrant in San Francisco ended up in Tijuana and created a famous salad, or maybe how he might have stole it. Finally, we analyze the many iterations of … Continue reading Veni, Vidi, Edi: A Brief History of the Caesar Salad

    • 20 min
    House of the Herrs

    House of the Herrs

    Another week, another revolution. This week, we’re moving on from France to Central Europe to talk about the revolutions of 1848. We discuss lost German dialects in Texas, the long-lasting legacy of Central Europe’s revolutions on Hill Country, and why Texas barbecue is so special. Finally, we give reading recommendations.

    • 24 min
    Of Filo and Honey

    Of Filo and Honey

    This week, we’re leaving behind France and moving east to talk about another land of flaky pastry: the Middle East. We discuss the controversial beginnings of baklava, how the Iranians came up with possibly the best name for a dessert ever, and a diplomatic dust up involving baklava, Barack Obama, and Greece-Turkey relations. Finally, the … Continue reading Of Filo and Honey

    • 13 min

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Funny and informative

I might be biased (I am) but this is a great show to learn about food. And history. And trivia.

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